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    Hi, im in year 11 and I'm going into year 12 next year. I want to persue either biology or chemistry at university level so I have chosen as maths as an option for next year but I'm not amazing at maths with grades around b-a and sometimes fluking an A*. I also did furthermaths GCSE but I found the exam really challenging. I know that it will be a really hard course to take next year so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or tips of what to do over summer to improve my maths? I have summer homework my school set but what else can I do? Should I consider getting a tutor? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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    c1 & c2 arent really that difficult, if you can do algebra, you'll be fine. Might need one for C3 & C4 though when you do A2!
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    Just keep practising and if need be, hire a private tutor or you can look online on SOS Math or Math Centre.

    As stated, C1 and C2 are not that difficult.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by tanvisen)
    Hi, im in year 11 and I'm going into year 12 next year. I want to persue either biology or chemistry at university level so I have chosen as maths as an option for next year but I'm not amazing at maths with grades around b-a and sometimes fluking an A*. I also did furthermaths GCSE but I found the exam really challenging. I know that it will be a really hard course to take next year so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or tips of what to do over summer to improve my maths? I have summer homework my school set but what else can I do? Should I consider getting a tutor? Thanks for any help you can give me.
    The best way to revise for maths is to do as many questions as possible.

    To LEARN it, just sink your head into the resource books and try to understand as much as possible. If you are a visual learner such as myself, graphing software/websites such as www.desmos.com can help you understand the graphs and how everything links in when solving equations, which I found to be very helpful across my A-Level Maths and Further Maths studies. Another way to get better at maths is to explore outside the curriculum and watch videos on slightly more difficult concepts as they can also help you understand the basic underlying ones, however I'm not sure how you feel about doing that, I am passionate about the subject so it worked for me in terms of getting better at the subject.

    If you get really good at A/A* GCSE Maths topics, then you are pretty much set for Y12 maths as the first two modules are not really difficult as you may make it out to be (C1 and C2). Also, you can always ask here on the A-Level Maths forum for help on questions or get something explained as there are people such as myself who can help you with that.

    Personally when I was doing GCSE Maths, I enjoyed the subject but I wasn't very good at it however I managed to achieve an A which I used in order to do Further Maths, from there on in I improved on the normal Maths course; hence why exploring different more challenging maths outside your curriculum can be beneficial to you. Other than that, don't worry too much about it. As far as I'm concerned about the GCSE Further Maths, you may have found it challenging but throughout A-Level you will really start to understand the concepts which you may had struggled with on that course, thus making you better at the subject. Just because you found GCSE FM hard, doesn't mean you will find AS Maths as difficult. Enjoy!
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    The best way to revise for maths is to do as many questions as possible.

    To LEARN it, just sink your head into the resource books and try to understand as much as possible. If you are a visual learner such as myself, graphing software/websites such as www.desmos.com can help you understand the graphs and how everything links in when solving equations, which I found to be very helpful across my A-Level Maths and Further Maths studies. Another way to get better at maths is to explore outside the curriculum and watch videos on slightly more difficult concepts as they can also help you understand the basic underlying ones, however I'm not sure how you feel about doing that, I am passionate about the subject so it worked for me in terms of getting better at the subject.

    If you get really good at A/A* GCSE Maths topics, then you are pretty much set for Y12 maths as the first two modules are not really difficult as you may make it out to be (C1 and C2). Also, you can always ask here on the A-Level Maths forum for help on questions or get something explained as there are people such as myself who can help you with that.

    Personally when I was doing GCSE Maths, I enjoyed the subject but I wasn't very good at it however I managed to achieve an A which I used in order to do Further Maths, from there on in I improved on the normal Maths course; hence why exploring different more challenging maths outside your curriculum can be beneficial to you. Other than that, don't worry too much about it. As far as I'm concerned about the GCSE Further Maths, you may have found it challenging but throughout A-Level you will really start to understand the concepts which you may had struggled with on that course, thus making you better at the subject. Just because you found GCSE FM hard, doesn't mean you will find AS Maths as difficult. Enjoy!
    Thank you! This is very helpful
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    (Original post by tanvisen)
    Hi, im in year 11 and I'm going into year 12 next year. I want to persue either biology or chemistry at university level so I have chosen as maths as an option for next year but I'm not amazing at maths with grades around b-a and sometimes fluking an A*. I also did furthermaths GCSE but I found the exam really challenging. I know that it will be a really hard course to take next year so I was wondering if anyone had any ideas or tips of what to do over summer to improve my maths? I have summer homework my school set but what else can I do? Should I consider getting a tutor? Thanks for any help you can give me.
    Past papers innit
    http://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/
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    Past papers. As you start Year 12 next year, you'll have the largest collection of past papers available to you, specialised for your spec. 21 for each module. Should be fine.
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    Hi,

    If you are considering private tuition, you should consider such things as whether to employ an independent tutor, an online tutor or use a tuition agency. Also, you should understand the average fee a tutor is likely to charge. The following page should give you some good background advice before you go any further:

    http://www.thetutorpages.com/private-tuition
 
 
 
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